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Title: Accentualism in Chinese
Authors: Bao, Z. 
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Bao, Z. (2004). Accentualism in Chinese. Language and Linguistics 5 (4) : 863-889. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper introduces a typology of tone sandhi in Chinese based on two formal properties of sandhi rule: the behavior of the undergoer & the behavior of the trigger. Three major types are proposed. In Type I, the undergoer is confined to its lexical host, & the trigger is active; in Type II, the undergoer spreads beyond its lexical host, & the trigger is not active. Type III contains properties of both: the undergoer is confined to its lexical host, & the trigger is not active. Type I is characteristic of Mandarin, Type II of Wu, & Type III of Min. Based on the typology, I propose an accentual analysis of Wu & Min, & argue that Chinese accentualism is derived from tone. Chinese tone sandhi is not metrical.
Source Title: Language and Linguistics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129360
ISSN: 1606822X
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